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A Proud Tradition of Service

Culver City School Weekend Backpack Program - Club members have been supporting this program with food or with monies to puchase food.  Backpacks are provided Fridays for designated students to take home anonymously.

Food items needed for the backpacks:  Breakfast Cereals or Instant Oats  (small boxes or packets); Peanut Butter  (plastic jars, 16 or 32 oz.); Dried Pinto Beans; Rice (1 lb. or 2 lb. bags);Canned Corn, Green Beans or Carrots (15oz. Cans); Canned Chili, Beef Stew or Tuna; Canned Fruit; Ramen Noodles; Macaroni and Cheese; Canned Spaghetti Sauce (16 or 28 oz.); Bags or Boxes of Pasta Noodles.

Culver City Rotary Community Foundation - Founded in 1987, the non-profit charitable foundation supports the many service programs of the Culver City Rotary Club, both local and international. The foundation Board reviews each program in depth to insure that it meets the criteria of the Objects of Rotary and the goals and objectives for service of the Culver City Rotary Club.   

Interact - The members of the Interact Club of Culver City High School have participated in many community service projects over more than 20 years.  These projects include food drives for needy families, support of intramural high school programs and other programs.  The Interact Club is co-sponsored in partnership with the Latinos Unidos Rotary Club.  

Culver City Teen Center - Through the Yellow Brick Road to Service and Fellowship, the Culver City Rotary club contributed funds to provide new computer and supplies for the computer lab at the center.

Culver-Palms YMCA - The YMCA and Culver City Rotary Club have enjoyed a special relationship since the Y's founding  by members of the Rotary Club.  Rotarians serveon the Y's Board of Managers.  In addition to financial support, Rotary members participate aspects of YMCA operations. 

Culver City Community Scholarship Fund - A long time contributor to community scholarships, Culver City Rotary awards scholarships annually.  The Most Improved Student Scholarship is given to the student who began their high school career with low grades and has excellent grades by graduation.  The Jules Zentner-Jerry Chabola-Culver City Rotary Interact Scholarship is given to an outstanding student providing leadership and service.

Dictionary Project - Each third grade student in Culver City School District annually receives his or her own personal dictionary from the Culver City Rotary Club.  The goal of this program is to assist the students in completing the school year as good writers, active readers and creative thinkers.

Boy Scout Troop 113 - Culver City Rotary sponsors the active Culver City Scout Troop.  Each year scouts participate in certain Rotary activities and the Rotary Club supports the troop programs.

Culver City Rotary Plaza - Culver City Rotary in conjunction with the Retirement Housing Foundation, sponsors the attractive, modern facility of  100 units of low-income senior citizen housing within the city.  Culver City Rotary Plaza, Inc., a California non-profit, was established with a HUD section 202 loan of $4.7 million in 1983.  The building was completed October 2, 1985.